The Pad – Exercise 5Nate Brown
Our 5th The Pad Exercise concentrates on syncopation. Appreciate those Es and Ahs!Download
Tip: Practice these at different volumes. Sometimes we get stuck in the rut of playing all our pad exercises at the same volume. Yes, we might be playing dynamically by adding accents, but can we also play the exercises softly? It’s surprising how changing the volume can make the exercise more difficult. Break out of the rut!
On another note — many drummers struggle with the problem of death-gripping the drum sticks. By playing softer, it forces the grip to relax and loosen. It’s a great technique for developing proper stick-gripping technique.
Let us know in the comments below if you enjoyed this exercise, struggled with any of the patterns or just to give us a shout out. Keep drumming!
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